Create a CSS Notification Badge

Published on April 27, 2014 | by Rene Spronk | 8 comments

You have probably all seen notification badges somewhere, such as on smart phones or facebook, in this tutorial we are going to show you how to create theses badges with CSS and with the HTML data-attribute. These badges can be very effective in alerting the user to new things on your site.

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10 Image Shadows Using CSS

Published on April 19, 2014 | by Rene Spronk | 11 comments

Today we have put together a small collection of 10 box shadows that you can use to give your images a bit more flair. The image shadows are created using the box-shadow property and with most examples we also use the :before and :after pseudo elements.

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Style Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

Published on April 12, 2014 | by Rene Spronk | 11 comments

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to style checkboxes and radio buttons using only CSS code. By customizing these two elements, you’ll be able to keep your webpage colors and styles consistent with other elements on your page. The way we style the checkbox and radio button is by making the […]

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CSS Tips to Improve Page Loading Times

Published on April 5, 2014 | by Rene Spronk | 4 comments

Page loading times is an important factor in ranking well in a variety of search engines, plus is also extremely important for the end user of a website. These days we all want everything straight away and we do not want to wait too long for webpages to load, if sites are too slow, there […]

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Adding Image Overlay with CSS

Published on March 30, 2014 | by Rene Spronk | no comments

Over the past few weeks, I’ve received a number of emails asking me how to achieve the look that appears when hovering over an image on our css template page. The following tutorial will explain and show you how this can be done.

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Rotating Images with CSS

Published on March 22, 2014 | by Rene Spronk | 3 comments

Have you ever found an image but wanted to display it flipped the other way? Previously you would have used your favourite image editor to create a new image that was flipped. These days it is now possible to rotate an image with CSS using the transform property.

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Remove Dotted Outlines

Published on March 9, 2014 | by Rene Spronk | no comments

We’ve all seen the dotted lines around anchor links, and we know that they are there for a reason, but for the majority of us, we do not want them there. This snippet will show you how to remove them for your webpages. Please keep in mind that the dotted lines are there for accessibility, […]

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Fonts with CSS @font-face Rule

Published on March 8, 2014 | by Rene Spronk | no comments

The CSS @font-face rule allows web developers to use any font to display text on a webpage. By using the @font-face rule you’ll no longer be restricted to using the limited amount of fonts that are available on the users computer.

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Style Placeholder Text

Published on March 1, 2014 | by Rene Spronk | 1 comment

The placeholder attribute was introduced with HTML5 to offer the user the ability to show text in an input field, when the user clicks on the input field and starts typing the text disappears so that you can enter what you need. Here we will show you how you can style the text displayed by […]

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CSS Accordion

Published on May 26, 2013 | by Rene Spronk | 8 comments

One great thing about CSS is the ability to create great looking designs for your websites and with CSS3 you can write code that does not require javascript (as long as you have the latest web browsers!). In this tutorial we will show you how to design a CSS Accordion without the need of javascript, […]

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